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    February 6, 2013
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in >> the top stories that we are following this wednesday, february 6th. just a mouse, forget about heading to your mailbox on saturday. drops saturday delivery. >> fairfield police plan to tell us more today about the teenage girl was found dead last weekend apart. if this morning we have a full of her taking " a just before " she was last seen. >> three men and one home all found dead in the north bay. the latest on this investigation coming up. >> we have mid to upper 50s as we head into the afternoon. there is plenty of sunshine that is expected. we do have some rain coming. >> here's a quick commute check for your ride through the east bay. we are slowing
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on interstate 580. your ride to the south bay freeway looks great. there is still no problems for the peninsula or the north bay ride. >> new this morning, the u.s. postal service says that they plan to stop delivering mail on saturdays. the announcement will be made it less than an hour. to get you more news faster we will go to our reporter jacki sizzle who joins us live from downtown berkeley's post office. >> apparently they will not be delivering mail on saturday. we are expected to hear from the postmaster general and the announcement will be the they will not completely eliminate saturday mail service. this is after a hundred and 50 years of service. they stated that they still will deliver packages concerning priority, express mail, and
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prescription mail orders. why? this is all about the money. they stated that the post office has been needing money for the past several years. they stated that they have lost over $60,000,000.10 to say the least $2 billion by cutting saturday service. they're all types of reasons why they're doing this and they have tried every type of measure by cutting their work force. they stated that they have also reduced their hours. they stated that it's just is not enough. they stated that they expect this to take effect right around august 1st of 2013. >> will have more on this
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story throughout the day. you can also join the conversation and leave your comment for us on our facebook fan page. >> at 6:45 a.m. our financial experts rob black will join us in the studio with his 2¢ on the cuts. and also mixture the tune in at 7:00 when the you as ps is expected to make their offical announcement. will carry that live for you. >> the bay area headlines,
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to that we are expected to get an update from fairfield police about the teenager whose naked body was found in a fairfield park last week. investigators have released a new photograph of the 13 year old girl. authorities believe that the image of genelle conway allen was captured minutes before she went missing. the image was taken from police cameras located east tabor avenue and the grande will. the manager of the nearby liquor store says that he believes that he may have seen her in the store before she was found dead. >> genelle was reported missing last thursday afternoon by her guardian at a foster home nearby and
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suisun city where she lived. police said that her naked body was found a little bit before 7:00 a.m. on friday. the park is about 3 mi. away from where she was last seen. police have not said how the girl died, and they have not released any suspect information. >> one person is behind bars this morning after a stabbing in san jose. it happened overnight on al brooks way. police say that too will mayes got into an argument at a home on that street. while man was taken to hospital would non life- threatening injuries. >> police also investigate a triple homicide that happen in sonoma county. it happened at a house on ross station road, just outside of sebastopol at this point, investigators say that they do not believe that this was
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a murder-suicide, adding at least one of the victims is connected to the home where the shooting happened to. police said that the brother of one of the victims discovered the bodies inside of a bedroom. investigators said that this was not a random crime, but they do not have any suspects in custody. >> a hearing is also scheduled today for antolin garcia torres. this is video of torres had his last court appearance. he has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of a 15 year- old. lamar and morgan hill last march 16th. he is also charged with three counts of carjacking and attempted kidnapping related to attacks on three women at a store. >> new this morning,
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president obama will meet with senate democrats today to sell this strategy for tackling immigration, gun- control in a host of fiscal dilemmas. obama is hoping for a unified front among senate democrats. almost everything on his the to do list faces opposition from senate and house republicans. today's meeting will also bill obamas first chance to press centers directly on his proposal for a quick fix to a board a sweeping spending cuts that are set to take effect on march the first. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a truck and gang goes off the side of a florida highway. we have new video from the early morning scene. >> a major earthquake rocks part of the solomon islands
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overnight. this set off a deadly to summit. mark is in the weather news room and he will have more details. >> here in the bay area we are watching the weather this morning. we will get a check of the weather in your neighborhood in just a bit.
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>> welcome back. new this morning. a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake sets off a in tsunami killing at least five people and a remote part of the solomon islands this morning. it triggered evacuations across the south pacific as island nations issued to tsunami alerts. google animation shows where the earthquake hit near the solomon islands. a tsunami warning is in affect for the solomon islands, but that one was just canceled elsewhere in the south pacific. >> fire rescue workers
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responded after a person was trapped in a truck that was dangling off the side of a highway overpass at ford lot of they'll, florida this morning. it happened around 2:00 this morning. police said the two people were in the truck when it crashed and ended up halfway off the ramp with its front end against a pillar. one of the people inside the truck has been transported to hospital and their condition is still unknown. authority say that a person inside of its second car involved in the crash may be injured also. >> it is 6:11 a.m. and we will take a quick break. next on kron 4 morning news.
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>> welcome back the time is 6:15 a.m.. let's go to erica to check the weather. >> if >> dry weather you will enjoy the weather today. we do have sunshine for this afternoon. wet weather is on the way and this is something that we have not seen for a while. as we take a look at the temperatures i am sure you are filling a. it is colder today compared to the past few mornings. it is 42 degrees currently in richmond. your afternoon highs will be mid to upper 50s. we may even see some low 60's. 68 degrees for cupertino. the east bay temperatures will be about the same. it will be 59 degrees for walnut creek. downtown san francisco will be in the mid 60's. it will be 57 degrees for those of
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you in vallejo. the satellite radar shows clear conditions and a cold front will drop down overnight and when you wake up tomorrow morning. we will see some instability for the nighttime hours. this will bring in some thunderstorms and potentially strong showers. >> light rain is expected to tenths of an inch. future cast for states by 7:00 a.m. mainly along the coast and the heart of the bay. you will notice the light green on your screen indicates that will be pretty light rain. we will catch a break for the north bay. range just east and south and you could see that we will hold on to some stray showers overnight. here is your 7 their around the bay forecast. will have unstable weather from thursday and friday. we will be back on the dry side for the weekend.
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>> t we're not looking at any hot spots but we will start with the bridge and checks. the mitterrand lights have been activated. the drive time when from 11 to 14 minutes and it is 16 minutes after coming from the macarthur mayes. the san mateo bridge has bottom up but the drive times are not above 11 minutes. the golden gate bridge ride is still light and easy as you come from marin county. taking a look at the east bay pride is 16 minutes from hercules to berkeley. it is 18 minutes out of the coyote valley on 1 01 north bound. we are now looking at any delays. the quick commute check states said the only problem is that the leg with train no. 1. it is a little slow and i guess we do not have the video yet.
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here it is, they're a little bit behind schedule. >> we are watching wall street. the dow surged up 99 points. that snmp is back over the 1500 mark. a surge in home prices helped the stock market bounced back to stay. yesterday's advance was a driven by new data showing that u.s. home prices rose in december at the fastest pace in more than six years. >> wall street journal rupert murdoch says that chinese hackers are still attacking his newspaper, suggesting that the spying campaign is against u.s. journalist. in a brief message posted to twitter,
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he said late tuesday that old chinese still attacking us, or were over the weekend. " the journal is one of the series of new organizations that have revealed that they were hit by what has been described as a china based packers. the new york times and the washington post also reported that their computer systems were also briefed and similar incidents, while a bloomberg news says that it managed to deflect a hacking a temp. south korean fire officials say that a man suffers burns after the battery from his samsung smart phone caught fire in his trouser pockets. the lithium ion battery was not end of the phone when it caught fire, such matters are quick to charge but they are prone to overheat. the man suffered second-degree burns. the battery was from
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a 2011 galaxy note phone. this is the second reported time in south korea that is samsung smart phone battery has caught fire. the batteries are also behind the world wide grounding of the boeing 787 spirit >> no more snail mail on saturday. the u.s. postal service says that the changes will not start until august, which will save the postal service about $2 billion a year. we also have the comments that some of you have posted. >> sherrill says, " seems to meet stopping job mail and catalogs would cut 95% of their deliveries and everyone would be happier. " >> gm says, " that is fine with me. seems all of that
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shows of its junk mail or bills and that can wait until monday. " >> so while we will not give mill on saturday, packages, however will still be delivered. join the conversation, your comments on our kron4 facebook page. >> south was rolled out a fare sale in which the price of their flights are based on distance. bargain hunters can snag roundtrip fares as low as $98 on short routes. regardless of the length of the flight, however, deals seekers will have to act fast to lock in those prices. south was still runs only through the end of tomorrow. >> the 49ers are moving on,
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already thinking and planning ahead to next season. they were cleaning out their lockers at their team headquarters in santa clara. quarterback colin kaepernick and his teammates could be seen trading halt press, and swapping stories about their super bowl odyssey. coach jim harbaugh also talked to reporters yesterday at a news conference. when asked about his " sideline etiquette " here's what he had to say. >> i think it needs to be changed. i do not anticipate this to happen again. sometime it just is a motion know. >> some people stated that he was out of line. it is sort of irrelevant. by most
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accounts the 49ers and the coaching staff are expected to return next year with the exception of their former starter alex smith. he may be headed towards a new team. >> the next couple of weeks we will get a lot clearer answers. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. we have video for you to see. a. well nearly knocks over a bold of taurus off the coast of hawaii. which will show you the footage next. well, well, well.
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growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible.
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>> take a look at this. and arizona couple's canoe ride off of mali turns into a trip that they will never forget. at a man, his girlfriend and a couple of friends paddled a few hundred yards offshore when suddenly a humpback whale came out of nowhere and bump into their canoe. the controllers say that the weld did not appear to be injured as it swims off. >> this is a big fish story to tell. >> they are the most feared predator in the ocean, but
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the state thinks that the great white shark might not need a little protection of their own. california's fish and game commission will consider today whether to advance the tendency of the sharks to the california endangered species list. if approved, the giant sharks will be protected for a year doing review. state studies estimate that the number of sharks is that 220. their main cause of death is fishing nets. >> will have more details on opening bell for wall street when we continue.
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>> wellcome back. we are watching the opening bell. it has been on the rise.
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they were of a hundred and 40 and they were up 99 yesterday. dow futures are down. following the latest on the markets will have more with rob black coming up 6:45 a.m.. >> 6:30 a.m. as the time. the big story right now is that we will have no more mail on saturdays. if the u.s. postal service says that the changes will not start until august, which was said the postal service about $2 billion a year. they will be making a live announcement in 30 minutes. today we are expected to get an update. >> sarah fill police will have more information about the teenage girl whose naked body was found in a fairfield park last week. investigators have released a new photograph of the 13 year old girl. authorities believe that the image of her was captured minutes before she went missing.
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>> police are investigating a triple homicide that happens in some accounting. if this happened in a house on ross station road, just outside of sebas topol. investigators do not believe that it was a murder-suicide. >> the commute is still getting under way. we do not have any hot spots outside. your quick commute check still shows heavy traffic in the east bay. this is said interstate 580 and highway 4. >> the big mills right now is that the financially struggling u.s. postal service says that it plans to start delivering mail on
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saturdays, but continues to deliver packages six days a week. in an announcement that is scheduled for later wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in august, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually. why just packages? package as a delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. the delivery of letters and other male has declined with the increasing use of e-mail and other internet use. the financial crisis at the post office was actually created by congress. if they pass the bill in 2006 which forces them to pre fund the retirement benefits of future retirees. something no other government agency and very few businesses even do. it is costing the post office $5.5 billion a year. >> the boy scouts of
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america's policy excluding gay members and leaders could be up for a bold as soon as today, when the organization's national executive board will meet behind closed doors under intense pressure from several sides. the boy scouts of america announced last week that it was considering a lounge used to decide whether to allow gay membership. a boy scouts of america spokesman says that last week that the board could take a vote today or decide to discuss the policy, but the organization will issue a statement either way. >> palo alto police are investigating an attempted kidnapping and one of the city's quiet neighborhoods. police say that 11 year-old girl was riding her bike monday afternoon on emerson street when a man was yelling obscenities at her. after that, the man ran out
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into the street in tried to grab her. the girl was able to get away on her bike and went home to tell her parents. palo alto police said that they are taking this incident very seriously. >> police have released this suspect sketch. he is described as a white male in his 30's, about 140 to 160 lbs. with borodin, light- colored hair and round glasses. >> the san jose city council voted to consider joining san francisco and urging the u.s. supreme court to rule that proposition 8 banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. the council agreed to poll members at its meeting next week on whether san jose should lend its name to san
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francisco's friend of the court brief to be argued at a supreme court hearing in march. joining san francisco supreme court brief would save san jose the expense of drawing up its own brief. >> two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary in los gatos. a witness called police after he says that he saw the suspects burglarize a storage unit. the suspects fled in a dark colored pickup truck. offices located the vehicle shortly afterwards. both men are facing a number of deaths related charges, including conspiracy and possession of stolen property. >> the city of richmond is in the running for a $1 million federal grant to start a neighborhood with validation program. the program would target neighborhood struggling with the theft, prostitution and light.
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richmond police chief chris madness police said the city is in a good position to be one of the six cities nationwide that when the gramm. targeted neighborhoods for the program include building would, the 23rd street corridor, and the area around richmond high school. >> thank you for watching kron 4247 news channel. here are the top stories that we are following. today we are expecting to get an update from fairfield police about the teenage girl whose naked body was found in a fairfield park last week. investigators have released a new photograph of the 13 year-old girl. authorities believe that this image a of genelle conway allen was
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captured minutes before she went missing. the manager of a nearby store says that he believes that he may have seen her in the store before she was found dead. >> police are also investigating a triple homicide that happen in sonoma county. it happened at a house on ross station road just outside of sebastopol. police say that the brother of one of the victims discovered the bodies inside of a bedroom. investigators say that this was not a random crime, but they do have any do not have any suspects in custody. >> a hearing is also scheduled today for antolin garcia torres. he has been
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charged with murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of 15 year-old morgan hill team, sierra lamar. he is also charged with three counts of carjacking and attempted kidnapping related to the tax of three other thank you for watching.
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>> welcome back the time is 6:39 a.m.. do you ever feel like facebook has too much drama, or information you just do not care about? those are some of the reasons facebook users as a gift for taking a break from the world's biggest social network aside for weeks at a time, according to a new study. it was found that some 61% of facebook users had taken a haggis of at least six or several weeks of a number of
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reasons, whether they got tired of gossip, or for the arrival of lint. we opposed to their stores on our kron but for facebook fate, and we want to know how you felt and why you needed to take a break from facebook. here's what some of you are saying this morning. >> sylvia amaya, says yes, some of the young ones are just off-the-wall. the drama! couples' hating on one another, of calling each other names one day and then the next day they are in love again. i just throw faster over those peaks or just take a break! >> and jessica rivers stated know. i do not get involved in the drama so facebook is
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mostly a good experience for me. if someone post often annoyed me, i'd is blocked a person's pulse from my news feed. >> secretary of defense leon e. panetta up delivering an address to georgetown university students and facilities on leadership and public service. defense secretary is expected to make changes in its benefits policy for same-sex couples. they agency reportedly began granting same sex balsas of service members of benefits that have been previously blocked. without violating the federal defense the marriage act. those include housing on military bases, military i.d. cards, and a consideration of same-sex
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bows and family in duty assignments. panetta's likely replacement shut hey jill says, that he supports the move. >> we will be right back. well, well, well.
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growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet.
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rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. sleep train'sor presidents' day presidents' day sale is on now. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> we are back with our financial expert rob black. >> the dow was up by 42 after 99 yesterday. then start getting a little more active. >> a little bit of worry and
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out of your. they have unsettled >> about italy and france. even though they have positive readings from walt disney perry ed they are doing grea. they are doing greaa lot of companies are reporting that they beat their expectations. >> if the issue was born to fall and about eight months when expectations get low that it's kinda what we are seeing. in october they may come on and say that their numbers are low. this is what we are dealing with. revenues are doing not too good. >> i love your advice. >> just keep funding your
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401k is. >> watching the postal service and their big announcement of stopping saturday delivery of males ail. >> this is a business that has lost money and that will save money. they stated that they will probably continue to do packages but not mail on saturday. this is long overdue. they will still have to, with ways to save another $40 million. in 2006 congress passed a law that they had to perform their own businesses for future retirement. this is the stupidest thing that i have ever heard. there's no other agency or company that does the spread if congress
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passes a law that just burst basicallythis. >> i never won a pension to run out of money.would never wa to go out money. >> is it just something along with the delivery met this hods? >> this is a business that we need as that country. >> no. we can just go with
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ups or fedex. >> we will say that lacher the post office only lost $2 billion but they have been slated to 16 when you factor in all the costs that they have to put in for retirement. >> my last words is that we will have the same conversation next year. >> they will be talking about billing us out again next yearailing us out a again t year. >> we will now switched gears. >> we will now go with erica with the forecast. >> it is chilly outside and
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potentially wet by the weekend. >> today may be the last friday of the work week. we do have clear skies from our mount tam. temperatures are certainly cooler than the past couple of days. we are just above the freezing mark. it is 45 currently in san francisco. as we take a look at the numbers in afternoon we are expecting plenty of 50s. the temperatures are around seasonal. we will see plenty of sunshine and clear skies for the east bay. fairfield get up to the 60 degree mark. downtown san francisco will get up to 56 degrees. we do have a pretty good chance of 60's for berkeley and oakland. >> as we change to satellite and radar we do have clear conditions. the cold front
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will spent by and it will bring some light rain for the east. there is some instability that is associated with this. we may see a pop up thunderstorm for a person identified a morning. this is something for you to be aware of. it will not bring a lot rain for the district but as i want you to future cast 4 by 7:00 a.m. when you are heading out to work the area will have rain along the coastline. putting the clock into motion the calls will stick around. as we head into the overnight hours a lot of people will be embed and the rain will be especially for the southern half of the bay area. the yellow on your screen indicates heavy rain and we will have lingering showers as we wake up to 7:00 a.m. on friday morning. >> the seventh day of round the bay shows that we do have wet weather but
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according to the national weather service downtown san francisco may not receive a lot rain then this will be the driest part of the season for a record. it has been very dry this month. maybe 2 tenths of an inch of rain. it may be less in some communities. >> there is a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. we're not saying too much in the way of congestion. the drive time is still 14 minutes. the san mateo bridge is slowing a bed and there at 12 to 13 minutes. your golden gate bridge ride is still a problem for it. in the east bay there is a stalled semi truck ed 680. most of the traffic coming
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through is from highway 4 on 242 south bound. if this may become a hot spot and the brakes are locked up on the semi truck the rest of your ride is okay. we have a lif slowing on 84 and 92. >> the time is 6:52 a.m.. here is a live look at our mount tam. we will be right back. ever since mom and dad
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have been working with viva,
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people have been daring them to clean up tough messes. my fans think a paper towel can't handle this. that is tough when wet. (peggy) grab viva, and break the rules on all your tough messes. >> welcome back the time of 6:55 a.m.. new into kron 4. toy co. hasbro has announced changes to the monopoly game tokens. they will eliminate
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the kind token and it will add eight can't peace. fans were able to vote between the island, shoe and the wheel barrow and an on-line contest. this is the first time that fans were able to weigh in on changes to the game tokens. >> disney plans on making a series of new spinoff semmes based on existing " star wars " characters. these are new films and that would be in addition to the forthcoming " episode seven " this is slated for a possible 2015 release, and
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two subsequent full " star wars " sequels. the spinoff films will be produced alongside the full " star wars cour" sequels. no word yet on which characters will be featured in the stand alone movies. >> coming up on kron 4 morning nils no affirmation just into kron 4 concerning the post office cutting services. the top of the hour we will carry a press conference live with the mayo announcement appmajor anno